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Drexel Students to Participate in Public Health Awareness Fair at Love Park

April 9, 2008

What/Who: Students from Drexel University’s School of Public Health will participate in the public health awareness fair at Love Park tomorrow. The event will engage passersby in trivia questions about public health and educate them on the 10 greatest achievements of public health in the 20th century. These include immunizations, decline in deaths from heart disease, workplace safety, safer and healthier foods and tobacco as a health hazard.

Representatives from the Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments, and the city’s Department of Streets will also be available to answer questions about personal health and safety.

Visuals: -Gigantic posters highlighting public health achievements and facts. -Passersby playing a game of trivia about pubic health. -Balloons and tables from various organizations. -Passersby communicating with Drexel public health students and local authority representatives.

When: Thursday, April 10, 2008, from noon to 6 p.m.

Where: Love Park (16th Street and JFK Boulevard)

Background: Drexel’s School of Public Health is the only school of public health in the Philadelphia region and one of two in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


News Media Contact: Niki Gianakaris, Assistant Director, Drexel News Bureau 215-895-6741, 215-778-7752 (cell) or

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